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Maths Talent Search Examination (MTSE) 2018 organized by IISMA

Indian Institute for Studies in Mathematics (IISMA), is organizing Maths Talent Search Examination (MTSE), 2018 for the students from class III to Class IX in English to test their understanding of mathematical concepts, and to prepare them to face competitive exams

About Maths Talent Search Exam – MTSE 2018

MTSE is a mathematics skill and mental ability based competitive exam, which is conducted by IISMA since 2007. The focus of MTSE exam is on mathematical reasoning, mental ability, novel approach, concepts, accuracy and speed. MTSE is conducted in English.

Eligibility Criteria

MTSE is an open exam. Any student studying in Class III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII or IX under any educational board is eligible to appear for MTSE. A student can appear only for the class in which he/she is studying during the academic year


  • The students scoring either above 30 marks or the Benchmark Score, whichever is higher, are declared as successful. (The Benchmark score is the average score of all the students for that class)
  • The top 5 rank holders of each class are awarded mementos
  • The top 200 successful students from each class are awarded a Certificate of Merit and prizes worth more than Rs. 3.5 lacs as under
    A Certificate of Participation is awarded to all other students writing the examination.1st prize in each class of Rs.2500

2nd Prize in each class of Rs.2000

3rd Prize in each class of Rs.1500

4th Prize in each class of Rs.1250

5th Prize in each class of Rs.1000

6th to 10th in each of Rs. 750 each

11th to 20th in each of Rs. 400 each

21st to 35th in each of Rs. 300 each

36th to 55th in each of Rs. 250 each

56th to 80th in each of Rs. 225 each

81st to 110th in each of Rs. 200 each

111th to 150th in each of Rs. 175 each

151st to 200th in each of Rs.150 each

Nature of Exam

The paper consists of 50 objective questions i.e. each question has 4 alternatives. These questions are to be answered in 90 minutes, on an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) answer sheet.
The correct answer is awarded with 2 marks, whereas the wrong one carries a penalty of 0.5 marks, except for Class III and IV

Verification of Marks

If a student desires to get his/her marks reassessed, an application in this regard, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope (9″ x 4.5″) should be submitted to the office of the IISMA. The Application Form can be downloaded from the Downloads section
Along with the application, please attach Demand Draft / Pay Order of INR 100 (rupees hundred only) drawn in favour of ‘Indian Institute for Studies in Mathematics’ payable at Mumbai. Photocopy of the answer sheet and model answer key will be made available after verification. Applications received after the specified date will not be entertained. The decision of IISMA in this matter shall be final and binding.


Candidates can register for MTSE 2018 by filling up the form at:
Online registration to MTSE 2018 is available to students from the specified cities only. The students from other cities shall register through their school only
Exam Fee: Rs.250/-

Admit Card/Hall Ticket

The Hall Ticket, bearing the student’s Seat Number and Centre for the Examination will be sent to the school 1 week prior to the date of the examination. You can also download your Hall Ticket by visiting the Downloads section of this website
For more information, visit the website

Important Dates

Last Date for Registration: 30th November 2017

Download of Hall Tickets: 21st February 2018

Date of Examination: 28th January 2018

Result Declaration: 30th April 2018

IISM Mumbai

Indian Institute for Studies in Mathematics (IISM), Mumbai – IISM Mumbai – 11, Arihant Mansion, 1st Floor, Opp.: Bhat Bazar Fuvara, 29, Keshavji Nayak Road, Bhat Bazar, Masjid (W), Mumbai-400009, Mob: +91-9869605839 Email: [email protected], Website

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